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Fireside Chat: Bricsys CEO Rahul Kejriwal Talks About BricsCAD to Architosh

Rahul Kejriwal says his company wants to be as customer-obsessed and as loved as McNeel & Associates. He lays out the how and why with examples and shares Bricsys’s philosophy and mission with Architosh.

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GKV — Diversification and Adaptability with Vectorworks

Modular construction is just another sector specialty for this New York City architecture firm that excels at delivering design services in large part due to its agile BIM platform.

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Autodesk releases new AutoCAD 2023 Product Line

Autodesk releases AutoCAD 2023 with new features focused on automation, collaboration and AI-based insights to help users excel.

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New BOXX Workstations To Feature New NVIDIA RTX GPUs

BOXX’s latest workstations tap new NVIDIA RTX GPUs for both mobile and desktop workstation users with flexible CPUs from AMD and Intel.

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Autodesk to acquire The Wild—popular immersive technologies software firm

Autodesk to buy The Wild in latest acquisition—will power XR strategies for the CAD industry giant leveraging lead XR innovator.

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Viewpoint: Challenges of BIM Implementation from an Architect’s Perspective

This BIM expert and architect share his insights on the challenges of adopting BIM—from economic to firm cultural considerations.

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Is ARES the neXt AutoCAD?

ARES Trinity of CAD platform provides intelligent and automated DWG CAD solutions to multiple industries, including AEC and manufacturing. And it does so by providing favorable economics over rivals so companies can redeploy capital towards remote work and emerging technologies

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Tech Soft 3D Advances CAD Technologies — New Accelerations

Apple Silicon support, deeper AEC technologies, and new analysis and simulation acquisitions are just some of the developments propelling Tech Soft 3D’s software kits that power leading AEC and MCAD industry solutions.

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Xpresso No. 36 — How-To: Selecting the Optimal CPU for your Workstation

How do you currently select your next workstation’s main chip—the CPU? Chances are you are not calculating this process. But you can!

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Lenovo Intros Mobile Workstations—ThinkPad P14 and P16

New ThinkPad computers from Lenovo offer ISV-certifications for mobile workstation users in AEC, MCAD and science industries.

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Case Study: AE Firm CESO is Powered by AMD Radeon Pro and Dell Technologies

AMD-powered workstations from Dell are powering AE firm US-based CESO delivering faster multi-application workflows for clients.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6400 GPU for Workstations

AMD’s new Radeon Pro W6400 brings strong economic value and performance to the entry-level and SFF workstation market, plus real-time raytracing!

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Matterport to hosts ‘Space Jam’ demo for AEC industry

Matterport to host Space Jam virtual AEC industry event where four platform partners will demo their solutions.

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Reimagined Autodesk Gallery—Celebrating Innovators

The Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco has been redesigned and is re-launching showcasing Autodesk customer innovation.

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Digital Blue Foam Launches for Soaring AI-AEC Market

DBF is an AI-infused generative design platform that replaces legacy technologies to deliver faster, sustainable building design workflows.

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BIM and ARES—Further Notes on AERTWORKS US Deal

BIM is becoming more central to Graebert’s ARES Commander. The latest technologies are aimed at the realities of drawings production.

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CES: NVIDIA Unveils Free Version of Omniverse for Creators

NVIDIA expands NVIDIA Omniverse technologies and ecosystem as announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

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Product Review: NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU for Workstations

NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU delivers solid performance per dollar metrics — Architosh gives it a detailed spin across 3D CAD apps and benchmarks.

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Architosh’s 34th Xpresso Newsletter Published

Architosh INSIDER Xpresso newsletter has just released its 34th issue focused this month on BIM and 2022 predictions.

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Autodesk and Closing the AECOM Feedback Loop—Why It Matters

With industry customers spanning from architects to owners and with different levels of digital maturity, Autodesk’s investments in digital twins and post-construction technology are aimed at closing the feedback loop in AECOM.

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AMD’s Viewport Boost Feature—3D and BIM Acceleration Technology

AMD Viewport Boost is intelligent innovation from AMD that minimizes the wait time slices that dominate a BIM user’s day, worth real money!

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BOXX Systems Releases New NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Systems

BOXX Systems Support NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise — including FLEXX data center systems and APEXX workstations and more…

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Can you run AutoCAD on M1 Mac? — Answers

AutoCAD on the M1 chip would be dreamy for some Autodesk users, but no official timeline on Apple Silicon has been given for it.

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Nemetschek Group Reports Strong Q3 2021 Momentum

Nemetschek revenue through subscription and SaaS models builds momentum – company posts strong top line and margin growth.

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The ARM Wars: Vectorworks 2022 is the First BIM on ARM—the M1 Interview

Leadership at Vectorworks recently told a UK-based publication that their software on Apple’s ARM-based M1 chip platform is 40 – 200 percent faster than on rival Intel-based platforms (Mac or Windows).

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Thoughts on Apple’s M1 Pro, Max and MacBook Pros

The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max completely address the M1 chip’s solid but not great multicore performance, giving pros a huge reason to upgrade.

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AU21 – Autodesk introduces cloud-based tools for AEC industry

Autodesk introduces cloud-based tools to drive sustainable, resilient project outcomes for buildings and infrastructure.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6600 GPU for Workstations

Architosh gives the new AMD Radeon Pro W6600 a good spin and both benchmarks and real-app tests show clear leadership in its workstation GPU class.

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Autodesk’s Latest Investment — iOFFICE + SpaceIQ

Autodesk has made a key investment that promises to further close the feedback loop in AEC — from design to construction to operations and maintenance.

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AMD Releases New Radeon PRO Driver — Enterprise 21.Q3

Delivering an edge with AMD Radeon PRO software for enterprise — AMD updates its enterprise driver and boost performance across the board.

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Open Design Alliance — Summit 2021 Event Details

The ODA — or Open Design Alliance — has an important Summit each year offering attendees to see critical developments in AEC interoperability technologies.

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VR News: Prospect by IrisVR Adds New Immersive ‘Issue Tracking’

You can track an issue end-to-end in human-scale with the first update to IrisVR’s Prospect software improving AEC industry collaboration.

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Two Years In — Autodesk’s Assistance to Notre-Dame in Paris

BIM technologies are giving the most famous cathedral in the French capital a fighting chance to return to visitors in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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SIGGRAPH 2021 — Year of the Metaverse, and Virtual and Global Production (Part 1)

The Metaverse is where we are headed based on what SIGGRAPH 2021 presented this year — Virtual and Global Production accelerates.

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Pandemic Footing—Flansburgh’s Deft Response to Remote BIM Workflows

A well-tested and efficient set of digital technologies allowed a mid-sized Boston architecture firm to move seamlessly to a pandemic footing. This is the story of how Flansburg Architects remoted their Open BIM workflow to serve clients around the world.

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Upcoming Xpresso No. 30 — Autodesk’s Role on Notre-Dame Cathedral Reconstruction

Below we discuss our special feature in the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso newsletter—where we learn about Autodesk’s role in the Notre-Dame cathedral reconstruction efforts and its work on a BIM model and more.

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INSIDER: Introduction — Five Rising Stars

The fourth edition of our annual INSIDER Reports delivers a focus on five disparate innovators making large impacts in the AEC/CAD markets.

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INSIDER: The Fourth Revolution—How Spacemaker AI Optimizes Architecture Development

Spacemaker AI doesn’t threaten architects as we know them. It simply makes Architecture even more impactful.

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INSIDER: Augmented Intelligence: Digital Blue Foam’s Alternative Approach to Generative Design in Architecture

Digital Blue Foam’s unique tools may make it an architect’s ideal generative design partner—augmented AI intelligence for all of us.

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GRAPHISOFT Announces Archicad 25 — Now Available

Archicad 25 is now available in select regions of the world. GRAPHISOFT Archicad 25 boasts numerous BIM workflow improvements.

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INSIDER: Beyond the CDE — Layer App and its Remarkable Fluid Power

Layer App emerges as a powerful AECOM and CAFM tool precisely because users have flexible and fluid control over building data linked to BIM.

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ODA Seeking Strategic Partners for Scan to BIM Technologies

ODA Scan-to-BIM group will aid the acceleration of point cloud data to BIM object conversion with wide applicability in AECOM.

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From Six to One — How Vectorworks is Focusing on Interiors Professionals

It turns out interiors professionals are flocking more and more to Vectorworks.

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AMD Releases RDNA 2 Pro Graphics Technology—New Radeon Pros

New professional product line features AMD PRO Radeon W6800, the most powerful AMD RDNA workstation graphics ever.

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Autodesk’s Q1 2022 Fiscal Results — In Brief

Autodesk revenues for its first quarter of its fiscal 2022 increased 12 percent from year ago quarter, show solid future and fundamentals.

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SCIA Engineer Version 21 Now Released

SCIA Engineer version 21 is announced and boasts powerful streamlining user-interface changes and new features for structural analysis.

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The Wild is Changing the Realities of Work—The Pandemic Just Helped

Some AEC pros didn’t see the value of VR workflows until the pandemic hit. Now VR workflows may contribute to how work changes for the good in the future of AEC.

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Apple’s new M1 iMacs — Are They Fast For CAD/3D Users?

The M1 chip inside the new 24-inch iMacs makes these entry-level desktop machines economically worthy contenders for CAD and DCC pros.

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TestFit.io — Architecture Needs a Better User Experience

Could the field of architecture offer a different kind of experience for clients? TestFit.io’s founder, a trained architect himself believes so. TestFit.io technology is enabling architects to get paid for work they use to give away for free. And the good news is architecture can get better and architects can be more valued.

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The M1 Mac mini vs iMac Pro 2017 vs Everyone (Part 1)

Apple Mac computers with the new M1 chip are remarkably fast. We heard this from Apple but we confirmed it with our testing. Take a look.

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BIMcollab partners with BIM6x—Focus on US Market

BIM6x becomes latest BIMcollab partner, will focus on helping professionals in the United States utilize issue management solutions.

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ODA Launches Strategic Interoperability Group (SIG) for CAD/BIM Industry

ODA’s new SIG offers collaborative solutions for real-world interoperability challenges CAD and BIM industry software development.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #24

Member Access (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #24 brings innovative news on M1 chip, Apple, VR, AR, headset, robotics, AI, architecture, and more…

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7 Reasons Why BIM Adoption is Important for Architects

Understanding why BIM for Architects matters for project success is explored in seven key areas — helping to drive BIM adoption by architects.

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Tech Soft 3D Intros 2021 HOOPS SDKs — Apple M1 Chip Support

Tech Soft 3D announces new HOOPS 2021 product line with better technologies for BIM models, large assembly models, streaming technology, plus beta support for Apple Silicon transition.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #23

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #23 on robotics, 3D printers, smart city news, computational design, remote collaboration tools in AEC and manufacturing industries.

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3D News: Rhinoceros 7 for Mac and Windows—Now Shipping

Rhino 7 is now shipping worldwide and McNeel’s latest advanced 3D modeling and Grasshopper computational design platform offers the largest upgrade feature set in the history of the app.

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A Journey to BIM—Dialing in Softness with Sun Path Precision

A Florida architecture firm, strongly oriented towards energy-performant design, has journeyed to BIM with Vectorworks Architect and isn’t looking back.

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McNeel’s Rhino 7 + Grasshopper—Biggest Update in their History

Rhino 7 with Grasshopper and Rhino.Inside Technology constitute the largest update in the software’s history and users are raving!

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Archicad 24 Update 2 gains enhanced Integrated Design workflows

Archicad 24 Update 2 breaks development release pattern and delivers major new improvements mid-year, including better Integrated Design, Issue Management features, and new Add-ons.

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INSIDER Xpresso keeps CAD industry professionals up-to-date on next-gen emerging technologies (emTech) that will revolutionize the worlds of AEC and manufacturing and design. As an Xpresso reader, you will hear from some of the most important voices inventing and using the very latest tech in areas such as AI, machine learning, algorithm-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

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